Thursday, September 24, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

There are lots of exciting things happening around the state this weekend; let's get to it!

The National Parks: America's Best Idea - A Day of Service and Celebration
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah
Enjoy an entrance fee-free day at America's National Parks and Monuments in celebration of Ken Burns's new film, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. Visitors to America's 391 National Parks will enjoy free admission and a special screening of the new film, set to premiere on PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting, Sunday, September 27. In addition to the film, visitors to Savannah's Fort Pulaski National Monument will see musket and cannon firing demonstrations, as well as special programs just for the kids. For more information visit Fort Pulaski's website. Information on the new Ken Burns film is available by clicking here.

Go Bananas with Curious George and Doc Neil "The Banana Peel"
Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 10 AM to 12 Noon
Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta
Visit GPB's headquarters in Atlanta this Saturday and Go Bananas with Curious George and Doc Neil "The Banana Peel." This kid-friendly event will feature episodes of "Dinosaur Train," as well as a chance to meet Curious George and Doc Neil from "What in a Doctor's Bag" in person! There will also be face painting, cool crafts, and healthy refreshments! For information on the event, visit Come be part of the GPB family!

Lyerly Down Home Day
Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 9 AM to 3 PM
Lyerly Park, Lyerly, Georgia
The Georgia Traveler crew will be visiting the Lyerly Down Home Day this Saturday in Lyerly, Georgia. This yearly event will feature great "down home" music, horseshoe throwing, skillet tossing, cow bingo, a cake walk, and much more! For more information on this event, click here! Down forget to look out for the Traveler crew!

And those are just a few of the ways you can get out there and enjoy Georgia! For more ideas, visit the Explore Georgia website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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